World War II ‘kissing sailor‘ statue spray-painted with ‘#MeToo.’
A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words ‘#MeToo.’
The words “#MeToo” appear in bright red spray paint scrawled across the woman’s leg, according to a photo by the Sarasota Police Department.
At approximately 12:53 am, our Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N Gulfstream Ave & Bayfront Dr reference to an unknown individual spray painting ‘# MeToo’ on the Unconditional Surrender statue. Additional information is at https://t.co/gv10lGhcja pic.twitter.com/JakU8aI7QY
— SarasotaPD (@SarasotaPD) February 19, 2019
A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words “#MeToo” on Monday night, Florida police said.
Sarasota police said in a news release that an officer found the phrase painted in red on the left leg of the woman in the “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota early Tuesday. The paint covered the length of the nurse’s leg.
Police said officers didn’t find any spray paint bottles in the area and no other objects were defaced.
“There was no available surveillance video in the area that captured the incident. There are no known witnesses. It’s believed the incident occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019, between the mid-afternoon and evening hours, however, it is unknown exactly what time,” police said in the release.
Police said the damage to the statue was estimated to be about $1,000. On Tuesday morning, the graffiti was removed. More
A man kissing a woman. Oh, the humanity! Whoever did this should be made to pay a hefty fine. Liberals have very little appreciation for history and what that day in particular meant. They project onto historical events their modern-day rules of engagement that just didn’t match how people back then thought and did things, for better or worse.
Graffiti has been removed. pic.twitter.com/SD170qlksj
— City of Sarasota (@CityofSarasota) February 19, 2019
Only an idiot would take something so joyous, so innocent and so amazing and turn it into something sexual. It was the END OF THE WAR in which thousands of our dedicated military were killed! Everyone was celebrating! Everyone was hugging, kissing and celebrating. 1/2
— jane toms (@jgtoms) February 19, 2019